Preparedness Notes for Tuesday — August 4, 2020

On August 4th, 1944, 15-year-old Jewish diarist Anne Frank and her family were captured by the Nazi Gestapo. The Franks had taken shelter in a small space in a sealed-off area of an Amsterdam warehouse along with another Jewish family and a single Jewish man. They were aided by Christian friends who brought them food and supplies. Her diary survived the war, overlooked by the Gestapo, but Anne and nearly all of the others perished in the Nazi death camps.

SurvivalBlog Writing Contest

Today we present another entry for Round 90 of the SurvivalBlog non-fiction writing contest. The prizes for this round include:

First Prize:

  1. A gift certificate from Quantum Harvest LLC (up to a $2,200 value) good for 12% off the purchase of any of their sun-tracking models, and 10% off the purchase price of any of their other models.
  2. A Gunsite Academy Three Day Course Certificate. This can be used for any of their one, two, or three-day course (a $1,095 value),
  3. A course certificate from onPoint Tactical for the prize winner’s choice of three-day civilian courses, excluding those restricted for military or government teams. Three-day onPoint courses normally cost $795,
  4. DRD Tactical is providing a 5.56 NATO QD Billet upper. These have hammer forged, chrome-lined barrels and a hard case, to go with your own AR lower. It will allow any standard AR-type rifle to have a quick change barrel. This can be assembled in less than one minute without the use of any tools. It also provides a compact carry capability in a hard case or in 3-day pack (a $1,100 value),
  5. Two cases of Mountain House freeze-dried assorted entrees in #10 cans, courtesy of Ready Resources (a $350 value),
  6. A $250 gift certificate good for any product from Sunflower Ammo,
  7. American Gunsmithing Institute (AGI) is providing a $300 certificate good towards any of their DVD training courses.

Second Prize:

  1. A Front Sight Lifetime Diamond Membership, providing lifetime free training at any Front Sight Nevada course, with no limit on repeating classes. This prize is courtesy of a SurvivalBlog reader who prefers to be anonymous.
  2. A Glock form factor SIRT laser training pistol and a SIRT AR-15/M4 Laser Training Bolt, courtesy of Next Level Training, that have a combined retail value of $589,
  3. Three sets each of made-in-USA regular and wide-mouth reusable canning lids. (This is a total of 300 lids and 600 gaskets.) This prize is courtesy of Harvest Guard (a $270 value)
  4. Two 1,000-foot spools of full mil-spec U.S.-made 750 paracord (in-stock colors only) from (a $240 value).
  5. An assortment of products along with a one-hour consultation on health and wellness from Pruitt’s Tree Resin (a $265 value).

Third Prize:

  1. A Royal Berkey water filter, courtesy of Directive 21 (a $275 value),
  2. Naturally Cozy is donating a “Prepper Pack” Menstrual Kit.  This kit contains 18 pads and it comes vacuum-sealed for long term storage or slips easily into a bugout bag.  The value of this kit is $220.
  3. Two Super Survival Pack seed collections, a $150 value, courtesy of Seed for Security, LLC,
  4. A transferable $150 purchase credit from Elk Creek Company, toward the purchase of any pre-1899 antique gun. There is no paperwork required for the delivery of pre-1899 guns into most states, making them the last bastion of firearms purchasing privacy!

Round 90 ends on September 30th, 2020, so get busy writing and e-mail us your entry. Remember that there is a 1,500-word minimum, and that articles on practical “how-to” skills for survival have an advantage in the judging.


  1. Much is made of the Germans killing Jews but very little is made about the atrocities perpetrated by the British on the Boers in South Africa near the turn of the last century. It was the British who invented the “concentration camp” to starve Boer women and children in order to force the men to stop fighting.

    One is as reprehensible as the other.

    The “Nazis” had no monopoly on evil.

    Just sayin….

    1. Snotty Boy,


      The finely-honed capacity for industrial destruction by Northern European tribes is unmatched by any other heritage on this particular planet!

      In 2020, we allow our enemies the delusion we are tolerant of their trespasses.
      The vast majority of Northern Europeans are patiently taking notes in a ledger… and the ‘accounts due’ column of the goofballs is nearing the tip-point.

      This historical ‘inconvenient truth’ seems to be overlooked by citified — read ‘concentrated’ — demonstrators, protesters, terrorists, and other goofballs in 2020.
      Our enemies might benefit from considering the consequences of their acts.

      * Only whack-jobs want war.
      ** Only whack-jobs ignore the loss of civilizational momentum caused by destroying entire cities.
      *** Only whack-jobs ignore the unending task of dealing with millions of corpses.
      **** Only whack-jobs start battles they have zero chance of winning.

      Oh, and remember the words of Ol’ Remus in his WoodPileReport:
      “Avoid crowds.”

  2. LargeMarge, I share your attitude. Having witnessed only a small part of the carnage wrought by the War in Vietnam, I am very skeptical of any desire to engage is hostilities. That includes our fellow contributors who sometimes seem “eager to engage”.

    I forget who said, “You can more win a war than win an earthquake.”

    Where do you stand on that “eager to engage” approach?

    Carry on in grace

  3. A wise man once said that “the only good thing about war is when it ends”.

    However when western civilization itself is being destroyed before our very eyes defensive war becomes necessary.

    Eager to engage?


    But when forced to I will engage will all of the strength and firepower, tempered by training, I can muster.

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